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DIY Ant Killer

DIY Ant Killer | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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This Really Works!!All you need is a cup of warm water, 1/2 cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Borax. Just mix the ingredients together until dissolved, soak a cotton ball with the solution, and place in the line of ants. It totally works!!

 

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How to turn hydrangeas blue

How to turn hydrangeas blue | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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How to turn hydrangeas blue

 

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How to Make Garden Stepping Stones

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How to Make Garden Stepping Stones

 

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How to make a Skateboard Swing

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How to make a Skateboard Swing

 

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PVC Projects: How to make a PVC Johnboat

PVC Projects: How to make a PVC Johnboat | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Rooting Sweet Potatoes for Planting

Rooting Sweet Potatoes for Planting | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Looking for a fun, educational project for the kids or just something different for your indoor garden? Try growing plants from kitchen scraps.

 

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10 HOUSEPLANTS THAT CLEAN INDOOR AIR

10 HOUSEPLANTS THAT CLEAN INDOOR AIR | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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There are three harmful toxins that may be present in our home air: Benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. These harmful toxins are given off from building materials, certain cleaning products, furniture, paint and more.

 

To help combat these harmful chemicals, there are certain plants that help remove these toxins, even removing up to 90% of these chemicals in the air in less than 24 hours.

 

To find out what these 10 houseplants are that can help keep you home free of dangerous toxins, check out the link provided below:

 

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Angelonia Serena

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Angelonia Serena – a tough plant that blooms all summer long with blooms that resemble a snapdragon. Angelonia loves the hot, dry conditions of summer, are resistant to disease, & make great cut flowers. They are compact enough for both container and border plantings. If you are searching for a prolific blooming, hot weather (but humid tolerant) plant, give Angelonia a whirl.

 

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Black Bamboo Plant

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Black Bamboo Plant

 

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Crop Rotation Chart

Crop Rotation Chart | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Growing the same crop in the same place for many years in a row disproportionately depletes the soil of certain nutrients. With rotation, a crop that leaches the soil of one kind of nutrient is followed during the next growing season by a dissimilar crop that returns that nutrient to the soil or draws a different ratio of nutrients.

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How to plant an avocado tree

How to plant an avocado tree | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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How to plant an avocado tree

 

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How do you know if your soil is acidic or alkaline

How do you know if your soil is acidic or alkaline | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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DIY test for acidic or alkaline soil. 1.Scoop some soil into a container. Then, add a half-cup of vinegar. If the soil bubbles or fizzes, it's alkaline. 2. If there's no reaction, scoop a fresh soil sample into a second container. Add a half-cup of water and mix. Then, add a half-cup of baking soda. If the soil bubbles or fizzes the soil is highly acidic.

 

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How To Re-grow Lemongrass

How To Re-grow Lemongrass | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Growing lemongrass is child’s play. All you need to do is plonk the stalks that you buy at the supermarket into a jar filled with about an inch or so of water and just watch it grow! Within just two days you will see the roots sprout and you know you’re on your way to a bountiful lemongrass garden. 


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Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere and with No Weeding

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Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding

 

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"Wood" Stamped Concrete

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"wood" stamped concrete. very cool << it really is!

 

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Dried Banana Peels as a Plant Fertilizer

Dried Banana Peels as a Plant Fertilizer | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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If you want to treat your roses and other potted plants to an inexpensive free fertilizer, don't toss out those banana peels.

 

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The Drunken Botanist

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This book is full of interesting information about alcohol and plants. If you like to drink interesting mixes or old favorites or if you are just curious about the variety of human use of plants in the production of alcoholic joy, buy it and you will dip into it from time to time for years to come.

 

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How to Make a Garden Fountain

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How to Make a Garden Fountain

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Growing Sweet Potato in Water

Growing Sweet Potato in Water | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Looking for a fun, educational project for the kids or just something different for your indoor garden? Try growing plants from kitchen scraps.

 

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How to Build Swings Around a Campfire

How to Build Swings Around a Campfire | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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You could build this in the yard and people would never want to leave your house. This would be such a neat project for summer evenings and you can either buy the swings or just build them yourself.

 

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Companion Planting Guide

Companion Planting Guide | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Companion Planting Guide

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LED Solar String Lights

LED Solar String Lights | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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I have been so stumped for lighting in our yard, with no outlets available. These are perfect. The strand is so long, I only needed two to string along the whole length of our fence. They charged really quickly, even on a cloudy day. They are not bright enough to actually illuminate anything, but they provide great ambient light.

 

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Flower Guide

Flower Guide | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Choosing flowers for a special occasions can be challenging with all the flower choices available today. If you don’t know what you want, take a look at this flower chart. It’s a handy reference guide to the most commonly used flowers in the cut flower industry and is organized by colour.

 

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Raised Garden Bed Design

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Another idea for a raised bed - with the addition of 2x4's on each corner and gladice connecting for the climbing vegetables

 

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Planting Seeds in Egg Cartons

Planting Seeds in Egg Cartons | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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